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Michelle McKinnon Miller - Loyola Marymount University. Los Angeles, CA, US

Michelle McKinnon Miller Michelle McKinnon Miller

Associate Professor of Economics | Loyola Marymount University


Bellarmine College of Liberal Arts


Michelle Miller is an Associate Professor of Economics at Loyola Marymount University. Her primary research focuses on the field of law and economics with a particular emphasis on consumer bankruptcy. Using quantitative methods, her research examines how households deal with financial distress and how policy choices can impact those outcomes. She is the recipient of numerous research grants, including funding from the National Science Foundation. Her research also includes labor economics and health economics.

Education (2)

Boston University: Ph.D., Economics 2009

Dissertation Title: "Three Essays on the Economics of Personal Bankruptcy"

University of California, San Diego: B.A., Mathematics and Economics 2002


Areas of Expertise (4)

Health Economics

Economic History

Law and Economics

Labor Economics

Accomplishments (5)

Economics Teacher of the Year (professional)


Awarded by Loyola Marymount University

Most Vested Professor (professional)


Awarded by the Dean's Advisory Committee of Rutgers University.

Best Teaching Style Award (professional)


Awarded by the Dean's Advisory Committee of Rutgers University.

Junior Faculty Teaching Excellence Award (professional)


Awarded by Rutgers University.

Best Teacher Award (professional)


Awarded by the Dean's Advisory Committee of Rutgers University.

Event Appearances (13)

Omicron Epsilon Delta Honors Society

University of Redlands  March 2019

BCLA Faculty Research Symposium

Loyola Marymount University  November 2018

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

University of Michigan Law School  November 2018

American Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings

Boston University  May 2018

Department of Economics Seminar Series

Loyola Marymount University  November 2017

American Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings

Harvard Law School  May 2016

Department of Economics Seminar Series

Loyola Marymount University  October 2014

American Economic Association Annual Meetings

San Diego, CA  January 2014

Georgetown Law School

Washington D.C.  November 2013

American Law and Economics Association Annual Meetings

Vanderbilt Law School  May 2013

Conference on Empirical Legal Studies

Stanford Law School  November 2012

Empirical Microeconomics Seminar

Boston University  October 2008

Economic History Seminar

Harvard University  December 2006

Research Grants (7)

Collaborative Research: Opening New Views into Bankruptcy and Credit Markets Using Court Records

National Science Foundation 

2014-2016. With Mary E. Hansen

The Role of Gender and Leadership Structure in Hiring Decisions

Loyola Marymount University, BCLA 


What's the Hold Up? The Impact of Bankruptcy Trustees' Compensation on Asset Collection and Case Duration

Loyola Marymount University, BCLA 


Instruments of Consumer Finance Innovation, Regulation, and Bankruptcy

Loyola Marymount University, BCLA 


Digital Preservation of Bankruptcy Court Records, 1898-2000

Alfred P. Sloan Foundation 

2011- 2012. With Mary E. Hansen

Emergency Preservation of Federal Bankruptcy Court Records

Institute for New Economic Thinking 

2011-2012. With Mary E. Hansen

Creating a Data Set of Bankrupt Households



Courses (3)

Economics 1050

Introductory Economics

Economics 4540

Labor Economics

Economics 4560

Law and Economics

Articles (9)

Women, Debt, and Bankruptcy in the United States Since 1940

Essays in Economic and Business History

Hansen, Mary and Miller, Michelle M.

2020. 38: 1-37

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Does Money Matter for Intergenerational Income Transmission

Southern Economic Journal

Miller, Michelle M. and McIntyre, Frank

2020. 86(3):941-970

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Who Files for Bankruptcy? The Heterogeneous Impact of State Laws on a Household's Bankruptcy Decision

American Law and Economics Review

Miller, Michelle M.

2019. 21(2): 247-279

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Provider Payment Methods and Incentives

International Encyclopedia of Public Health (2nd edition)

Ellis, Randall P., Martins, Bruno, and Miller, Michelle M.

ed. H. Kris Heggenhougen and Stella Quah. 2016. 133-142, 2016

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A New View of Women in Bankruptcy: Evidence from Maryland Since 1940

American Bankruptcy Institute Journal

Hansen, Mary, Miller, Michelle

November 2016: 34, 81-83

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Social Networks and Personal Bankruptcy

Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, 2015

Michelle M. Miller

12(2):289-310, June 2015

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Chapter 7 or 13: Are Client or Lawyer Interests Paramount? (with Lars J. Lefgren and Frank McIntyre)

B.E. Journal of Economic Analysis and Policy (Advances)

Lefgren, Lars, McIntyre, Frank L., and Miller, Michelle

10(1): 1935-1682, September 2010

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Provider payment methods and incentives

International Encyclopedia of Public Health

Ellis, Randall and Miller, Michelle

173-8, Dec 2008

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Repeat Filers Under the BAPCPA: A Legal and Economic Analysis

Social Sciences Research Network

Miller, Michelle M., and Miller, Lance

January 2008

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